A team of narcotics detectives goes undercover in a fried chicken joint to stake out an organized crime gang. But things take an unexpected turn when the detectives' chicken recipe suddenly transforms the rundown restaurant into the hottest eatery in town.Written by
CJ Entertainment America
"Extreme Job" (South Korea) and "Lobster Cop" (China) both share similar stories and tones, as they were both developed through the Korea-China Story Joint Development Project, which was co-hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency and the China National Newspaper. See more »
Bonkers Undercover Caper
Captain Ko (Ryu Seung-ryong) leads a ragtag team of undercover narcotics officers, who have the reputation of bungling the simplest job. They have been trying for ages to catch a big drug lord, and when they discover that he and his gang are staying across the street from a chicken joint about to go out of business because there are never any customers, they take over the restaurant with the aim of spying on the kingpin and, hopefully, bringing him down. Unfortunately, the chicken that they cook is a massive hit and soon they have no time at all to spy because they're busy serving an unending stream of customers. Are they really so competent in cooking chicken when they're so incompetent of cops? Do they need to reconsider their career choices? Only time will tell....
This is a very funny movie, full of good humor, sight gags and, of course, lots and lots of staged fights between the heroes and the bad guys. Some of those are so over-the-top that it feels perfectly right to throw in a little music of the spaghetti western variety - fits right in! My only quibble is that during the fight scenes, the director (Lee Byeong-heon) chose to use the wobbly camera method, which always tends to irritate my eyes; otherwise, it's not surprising that this is a big hit in its home country, or (on the negative side) that a Hollywood remake is already in the works!
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